I know no matter what, she always got my back! And for that, I love her times infinity!! #beautifulbee #itsjustdifferent #mines #rideordie #tbt #smiles #powercouple 👫💪#futurebabymomma

Don’t think the pastor is the only one God uses. God can use anybody to speak to that situation in your life. This is not only for me but for somebody else! #livethroughit #growthroughit #getthroughit #prayer #praying #fasting #faith #growth #UseMe

What a way to come back to twitter and Instagram…preaching on a Friday morning. You’ll have to check my tweets before that to see the rest. Lol well I’m finish that sermon lol. Be blessed!! #faithful #SeekingGod #ChasingAfterYou #GodIsAble

S/O to my friend @ginamari3_ for rocking the tri-evergreen “Cheetah Block” tank last night! Only a few left, in this color. Get yours today at shopfyc.com #fyc #foreveryoungclothing #fashion #women #clothing #neworleans

#repost from @shae1984 prayer works…so pray with conviction knowing that God will answer your prayers! He answers mine, he can do the same for you!

At some point, things have got to change. Last night, in New Orleans while the saints game was still on, a one year old girl was shot dead and her babysitter a 18 year old female was shot in the back. The NOPD has no known motives in this shooting but said that the babysitter was rushed to the hospital and will be ok. Sad part about it all is that so far, no one has come forward at all to say anything. There is a bar near where the shooting took place that was full of people watching the saints game but no one was came forward as of yet. A Father, who showed his love everyday seemingly on instagram to his daughter is now heartbroken saying, “They took m heart from me. She was the only reason I changed my life around. The reason I wake up and live…” We have a young man that may or may not have changed his life and decided to do the right thing for his daughter by being there and changing his life only to find out that the one person he loved more than life itself, has been taken from him. I know many have heard it before, but “bullets don’t have a name,” and its crazy that this little child who’s live has never begun, is over 13 months after it was given. This would is no good!! It may not have been the person’s intent to shoot and kill the baby, but the fact that we have people willing to just shoot and kill is crazy!! My heart goes out to the father and family of the little baby who was shot and killed last night and to the babysitter and her family. I know that even though the babysitter will live, she will also have to live with knowing what happened that day, and that has to hurt knowing that. I’m not sure what it will take, but at some point, something got to give. I know killings will never just stop, but my God killing babies and unarmed people…That could’ve been my nephews, of your son, daughter, friend etc. Keep all parties families in your prayers.

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#tbt at our first fashion show by @skyys_dalimit @_brittanyeve over 2 years ago. Model my sis @imkeitalynn photo credit @allycat_jones

Reppin at dinner with the fam. #fyc #novo #neworleansveryown #Imhungryagain #sneakernews #kicks #neworleans #mens #fashion #birthday

Check out of Spotlight Artist, Marley Munroe’s hit song, “Boomerang”

Marley Munroe announces herself as a force to be reckoned with on her debut single, the bittersweet, pop-inflected soul tune Boomerang an instant classic that finds Munroe wringing deep emotion from lyrics she penned about a love that keeps winging its way back. Munroe premiered an acoustic version of “Boomerang” at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall in December and everyone in the room was rapt. When this girl steps onstage and unleashes tales of heartbreak with a rich, sultry belt, you can’t take your eyes off of her.

Her colossal vocal talent and outsized charisma, along with her natural songwriting ability have led Munroe to a production deal with the team of Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello (Kelly Clarkson, Natasha Bedingfield) and a recording contract with Epic Records, which will release Munroe’s as-yet-untitled debut album this year. Munroe has been in the studio co-writing songs with Watters and Biancaniello (who are also part of The Runaways) that showcase her ability to transition easily between soul and pop without sacrificing an ounce of authenticity. She may sound like the second coming of Gladys Knight, but Munroe refuses to be pigeonholed as a soul singer.

I want to take over the world! she says with a high-wattage smile and deep, rumbling laugh when asked why her repertoire includes such pop fare as “Kill Romeo”,”Someone To Save You,” and “Cracks In The Sidewalk” among soulful gems like the ’60s girl group-ish “Broken Windows” and the Memphis R&B-style “Reckless.” My sound marries the different parts of who I am. I love pop artists like Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, and P!nk, but I also listen to Billie Holiday and Donny Hathaway every day. My music brings those loves together. I don’t want to be straight-up any one thing because I have so many different influences. I also love Coldplay and U2. I love big, epic, stadium songs. But I don’t know how to do pop without the soul.

Munroe was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico, a town of 45,000 that is surrounded by several Indian reservations. Her mother, who is a hairdresser, and her father, who works as a fueler for a helicopter company, were born and raised there, too. As a kid, Munroe remembers her parents listening to soul artists like Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, and Kool and the Gang, and gospel artists like Andraé Crouch. Her mother used to follow Munroe around with a tape recorder when she realized her daughter could sing. She has all these tapes of me at a year old singing and reciting Mother Goose nursery rhymes; I still have the book, says Munroe, who also remembers family friends giving her quarters to sing for them. Munroe’s modest upbringing meant she performed at churches, funerals, fairs, and weddings all of those small-town things I’m grateful for because they gave me my start, she says. Munroe’s mother also carted young Marley around to sing the National Anthem at sporting events, including a major-league baseball game in Texas. Munroe also traveled back and forth to Nashville after signing with a Christian record label at age 12. As a teenager, she toured the U.S. performing in arenas with DC Talk’s Toby Mac. It all played a part in me finding out who I was,” Munroe says of her time in that world. “You’re young and you’re discovering new things about yourself and what makes you tick.”

The entire time Munroe was living in the American Southwest, New York City beckoned, capturing her imagination with its deep cultural and musical history. “I’ve never had a connection with any other city,” she says “I’ve never felt like I was home even at home. It was never there in Farmington. It was always New York. I’ve said it since I was a little girl.” At 21, after visiting many times over the years, Munroe moved to NYC, where she honed her craft as a lyricist and melody writer for several years. Eventually her Los Angeles-based manager encouraged her to come out to California, which she did. “We hit the ground running and have not looked back,” she says.

As a songwriter, Munroe has worked with some of the music industry’s most prolific writers, including Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, The Avila Brothers, Robert “Storm” Daniels, Mateo Laboriel, The Monsters, Soulshock, J. Bynum, Chris Braide, Trevor Lawrence, and her current team of Watters and Biancaniello.

“You know when something really fits,” she says of the pair. “The energy flowed automatically with Sam and Louis. It was exactly what it should be and what I knew it could be. Louis tracks are just phenomenal. The musicality, everything. And Sam and I have always been on the same page with the melodies and lyrics. They’ve been able to pull a lot out of me. In the beginning I never wanted to write anything personal because I’m so private, but along the way I realized that it’s normal to have feelings and emotions and sometimes they come out. So there’s been a couple of moments where I was like, “Ooh, I think I touched on something, damn!” But I’ve never been able to be fake me, my music, or anything. There’s a part of me in every song, whether it’s sung from a place of strength or I’m sounding totally heartbroken. I cry, too, you know? “Boomerang” came to me when I was sitting in a café near the studio. I had been listening non-stop to Gladys Knight & The Pips, “I Don’t Want To Do Wrong” and I wanted to do something in that vein. The song is about how much it hurts to be the target of the person you think you can’t live without. “Broken Windows” is about missing out on life because you’ve been hurt and have enclosed yourself in a bubble, then you snap out of it, the window shatters, you breathe the air again, and you realize it’s going to be okay. I didn’t go in to the writing process wanting to lay my heart on the table, but it happened, in more ways than one.”

For Munroe, the most important thing is doing what she loves. “I was born to entertain. It doesn’t have to be a huge arena stage. It can be in front of two people in the studio. When I open my mouth to sing, I know I was born to do it. That feeling gets me out of bed every morning. It makes me feel alive like nothing else.”